What happens if I drink warm lemon water first thing in the morning every day?
Lemon is one of the most popular and versatile citrus fruit. Lemon widely used in all kinds of drinks from lemon tea, to cocktails to juices, and smoothies. In this blog post, I will share with you what no one tells you about drinking lemon water on an empty stomach.
Benefits of Lemon Water
Helps with digestion
This drink helps prevent constipation since it serves a form of laxative. This drink can jumpstart your digestive system first thing in the morning.
Immune System Boost from Vitamin C
Lemons contain vitamin C, and vitamin C helps releases stress.
A Natural Flush
It helps you use the rest room frequently.
It is worth noting that, this drink can make you maintain a healthy weight, and in some cases, it may even make you lose any excess weight. This weight loss is not because of the lemon, it is simply because you are drinking a lot of water, and it makes your stomach full, thus you are unable to drink pop, and other unhealthy caffeinated drinks. Lemon water also gives you a fresh breath naturally, and helps improve your skin color.
How to actually make lemon water
- ½ Fresh lemon (you need the juice)
- Water (warm or cold or hot, depends on your preference). I love it luke warm so I usually do about ¼ cup cold water, and 1/3 cup of boiling water.
- Fresh ginger root (totally optional), and depending on what you want in it, you can add fresh mint to it.
Squeeze your organic fresh lemon to a glass, and add water to it. Stir and drink.
If you want ginger to it, cut ½ an inch of ginger, chop and add to the mixture. Furthermore, if you want fresh mint, add a leaf of organic fresh mint to the lemon water.
People often ask the below questions:
Does lemon water make you poop?
Yes, it will because lemon water helps to soften stools and make them pass easily.
Does it make you pee?
Yes, it will make you pee frequently, because lemon water is a natural diuretic. The citric acid present in lemon, will cause more urine production as well.
Can drinking too much lemon water make you sick?
Too much of anything is not good. It is advisable to drink lemon water in moderation.
Let me see know if you drink lemon water, or if you will incorporate it in your daily routine.